Coupon
From Norvelt to Nowhere
by Jack Gantos


Overview -

Jack Gantos' rocket-paced follow-up to the Newbery Medal winning novel "Dead End in Norvelt" opens in the 1960s, deep in the shadow of the Cold War and the Cuban missile crisis. But instead of Russian warheads, other kinds of trouble are raining down on young Jack Gantos and his utopian town of Norvelt in western Pennsylvania.  Read more...


 
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
  • $29.99

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 6 copies from $10.76
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 
 

More About From Norvelt to Nowhere by Jack Gantos
 
 
 
Overview

Jack Gantos' rocket-paced follow-up to the Newbery Medal winning novel "Dead End in Norvelt" opens in the 1960s, deep in the shadow of the Cold War and the Cuban missile crisis. But instead of Russian warheads, other kinds of trouble are raining down on young Jack Gantos and his utopian town of Norvelt in western Pennsylvania. After an explosion, a new crime by an old murderer, and the sad passing of the town's founder, twelve-year-old Jack will soon find himself launched on a mission that takes him hundreds of miles away, escorting his slightly mental elderly mentor, Miss Volker, on her relentless pursuit of the oddest of outlaws. But as their trip turns south in more ways than one, it's increasingly clear that the farther from home they travel, the more off-the-wall Jack and Miss Volker's adventure becomes. "From Norvelt to Nowhere "is a raucous road novel about roots and revenge, a last chance at love, and the power of a remarkable friendship.

A "Publishers Weekly" Best Children's Book of 2013"

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781427233134
  • ISBN-10: 1427233136
  • Publisher: MacMillan Audio
  • Publish Date: September 2013
  • Page Count: 5
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-14
  • Dimensions: 5.95 x 5.15 x 0.59 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.36 pounds

Series: Norvelt #2

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - 20th Century
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-01-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this follow up to the award-winning Dead End in Norvelt, Gantos sends 12-year-old Jack and his elderly mentor, Miss Volker, on a road trip to New York, set against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. But with Mr. Spizz—the murderer from the first book—still at large and a new victim dead in Florida, the duo must head south to find justice. As a narrator, Gantos reads with an easygoing approach that works well for the material. He makes little effort to tweak his tone or alter his voice to render voices for the book’s characters. But—perhaps because of his deep knowledge of his own work—his performance is entertaining and effective. Ages 10–14. A Farrar, Straus & Giroux hardcover. (Sept.)

 
BAM Customer Reviews